[php-maint] php4 support will soon be removed from testing/unstable

sean finney seanius at debian.org
Wed Apr 25 17:34:44 UTC 2007

hi folks,

just a heads up, php4 will not be supported in lenny and will be
disappearing from the unstable trees sometime in the not too distant

support will continue for sarge/etch as usual, but it was
agreed upon internally within the pkg-php maintainer group and later
with members of the security and release teams that we do not want to
commit to providing php4 support for the next stable release.  by
current projections, that would extend through 2011 or so.

if you're a package maintainer and affected by this, you'll probably
want to ensure that your packages work with php5 (and that they no
longer generate any php4-specific variants).   i believe someone has
already done the footwork of reporting bugs against the various
reverse-dependencies, but in any case we will do our best to make the
transition as smooth as possible.

if you have any questions, please address them to
pkg-php-maint at lists.alioth.debian.org.


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